Magical Treats of Japan:

Japan was always a place I knew I would have to go to since I was a little kid. I grew up being obsessed with RPG video games and anime. I was even vice president of my high school's anime club (which I actually started)... in hindsight, I realize I was a bit of a nerd. So when I got the opportunity to travel to the great nation with my Japanese-American friend, I was ecstatic. We spent 3 months (April-June) traveling through Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, Yakushima, Okinawa, Tottori, Takayama, Miyajima, Nagasaki, and Hiroshima. To be completely honest, it was exactly as magical as I had been anticipating! It really is the perfect country to travel to :) I have an absolutely epic sweet tooth, and Japan makes epic desserts, it was a match made in heaven. These are just a few of the amazing treats I came across in my travels:

This says it cost about $30 US ^... Im still not sure what it is, but it looks complicated and amazing!

Most of these magical treats cost between $5-$10 US. Really makes you think when you order a treat in your own country for that price... 

So, after traveling through quite a few of the major cities. I decided that Hiroshima is the winner of having the most magical and affordable treats in Japan ^-^

Los Cabos, Mexico: 

While studying at the Brooks Institute, I decided to sign up for the Travel Class. At the end of the semester, everyone in the class was required to travel somewhere to utilize all the skills we had been learning. I decided to travel to Los Cabos, Mexico. It had always been a dream of mine to go there due to the overwhelming amount of marine life. I planned the trip and traveled there by myself. I was not disappointed, the people were very friendly and it was very easy to get around. The only down-side was that it was a bit more expensive then I had originally thought.  These are some of the photographs I took at the restaurants I ate at :)

These 3 photos ^ were taken at the restaurant connected to my hotel. The atmosphere was perfect, candle -lit and overlooking the beach. The prices were fair and the staff were very friendly. 

 These photos are from Panchos Restaurant in downtown Cabo. I went during a free hour I had from a day tour I was taking. I guess I went during an off hour because I was the only person there. I found the place to be amazing! I loved the outdoor feel with the sea air flowing through the place. The staff was very nice. I even got personally serenaded while I ate my meal :)

 Of course, a trip to Mexico is not complete without Margaritas! I was offered the most amazing margaritas the entire time I was in Mexico. So refreshing when surrounded by the desert heat. I don't normally drink... at all actually... but I made an exception for these lovely blends :)